HC Deb 02 March 2004 vol 418 c841W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what(a) area in hectares and (b) percentage of green belt land within Metropolitan authorities has been removed from green belt designation since 1997. [157920]

Yvette Cooper

Statistics on the extent of green belt in England were last published in 2000, based on area of green belt contained in local development plan maps existing in 1997. Officials in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister are currently investigating the extent of designated green belt changes for authorities that have adopted new development plans since 1997. These updated statistics on green belt will be published shortly. I will write to the hon. Member when the information is available.